Recommended Artists

  • RECORDINGS

    Just as the blind child cannot paint a picture of the sunset, an instrumentalist cannot duplicate a characteristic sound on their instrument without an appropriate model to emulate.  Below are suggestions of artists for each instrument. Every student in the band program should own at least one recording of the following artists:

     

    CLASSICAL ARTISTS

    FLUTE

    Jean-Pierre Rampal, Jim Walker

    CLARINET

    Harold Wright, Larry Combs

    OBOE 

    Joseph Robinson, John Mack

    BASSOON

    Bubonic Bassoon Quartet, Christopher Millard

    SAXOPHONE 

    Jean Rousseau, Joseph Lulloff, Steven Mauk, H2 Quartet

    TRUMPET 

    Phil Smith, Adolph Herseth

    HORN 

    Dale Clevenger, Dennis Brain

    TROMBONE

    Joseph Alessi, Christian Linberg

    EUPHONIUM  

    Brian Bowman, Roger Behrend

    TUBA 

    Arnold Jacobs, Sam Pilafian

    PERCUSSION

    Countless performers can be found on www.vicfirth.com

    JAZZ ARTISTS

    FLUTE

    Eric Dolphy, Herbie Mann, James Moody, David “Fathead” Newman

    CLARINET

    Pete Fountain, Artie Shaw, Eddy Daniels, Benny Goodman

    ALTO SAX

    Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderly, Paul Desmond, Johnny Hodges, Kenny Garrett

    TENOR SAX

    John Coltrane, Dexter Gordan, Lester Young, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Stitt, Joe Hendrson, Joshua Redman

    BARITONE SAX

    Harry Carney, Gerry Mulligan, Pepper Adams

    TRUMPET

    Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis,

    TROMBONE

    Tommy Dorsey, JJ Johnson, Curtis Fuller, Bill Watrous

    PIANO

    Bill Evans, Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock

    GUITAR

    Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Pat Methany, Charlie Christian

    BASS

    Paul Chambers, Charles Mingus, Stanley Clark, Jaco Pastorius

    DRUMS

    Art Blakey, Bill Cobham, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Buddy Rich

    VIBRAPHONE

    Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson

    LATIN PERCUSSION

    Tito Puente

    VOCAL

    Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Diana Krall

     

     

    TOP SYMPHONIES

     Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam 
     Berlin Philharmonic 
     Vienna Philharmonic 
     London Symphony Orchestra 
     Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
     Bavarian Radio Symphony 
     Cleveland Orchestra 
     Los Angeles Philharmonic
     Budapest Festival Orchestra 
     Dresden Staatskapelle
     Boston Symphony Orchestra 
     New York Philharmonic 
     San Francisco Symphony 

     Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
     Russian National Orchestra 
     Leningrad Philharmonic 
     Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra 
     Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
     Saito Kinen Symphony Orchestra 
     Czech Philharmonic

    BIG BANDS

    Duke Ellington

    Count Basie

    Glenn Miller

    Tommy Dorsey

    Jimmy Dorsey

    Benny Goodman

    Stan Kenton

    Buddy Rich

    Gordan Goodwin

    Thad Jones

    CONCERT BANDS

    North Texas Wind Symphony

    Presidents Own

    Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra

    Dallas Wind Symphony

    Metropolitan Wind Symphony

    Royal Hawaiian Band

    Air Force Academy Band